Tulane's MD/MPH or MSPH or MPHTM joint degree programs are open to students who have been accepted to Tulane's School of Medicine and who wish to pursue both an MD from Tulane and an MPH from Tulane's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM). The joint degree requires student to complete all requirements in both schools; student may share 10 credits that count toward both degrees.
The MD/MPH program is a global, integrated program in an excellent learning environment which:
• Integrates healthcare training for individuals and populations;
• Provides the foundation for a holistic approach to patient care;
• Encompasses diverse and challenged populations domestically and internationally;
• Provides in-depth training in population and public health knowledge, behaviors, and skills; and,
• Allows students to match their specific population interest with a degree concentration in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Student in the joint degree program may select any program (concentration) in the MPH, MSPH or MPHTM degree programs. The joint degree allows students to share 10 credits earned in the Medical School to a public health degree. These 10 credits serve as electives toward the total of 42 credits required for the MPH, MSPH or MPHTM degrees.
The joint degree programs are designed so that students may complete the MD and public health degree in four years.
MD/MPH, MSPH or MPHTM
Medical student in the joint degree program may select any of the professional degree programs as the master’s level of specialization. The MPH in Health Systems Management, the MPH in Community Health Sciences (generalist) and MPH in Epidemiology are the most common areas selected, but all professional degree areas are available.
In the selected area of study, combined degree students complete the MPH, MSPH, MPHTM or MHA requirements as listed for these degrees.